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I spent the weekend in Colonial Williamsburg for President’s Day. Since today’s update is the title page, I thought I’d share some pictures from my trip.

Colonial Williamsburg in Winter

Declaration Phone Case

I was excited that the Ben Franklin “Join or Die” woodcut Declaration Co. phone case I ordered came in before I left for my trip. Huzzah!

This billboard was in the Richmond airport when I got off the plane.

"You're just 46 miles from 250 years ago." Great Marketing Slogan!

“You’re just 46 miles from 250 years ago.” Great Marketing Slogan!

I stayed at the Williamsburg Lodge in the “Custis House,” which is a great place to stay if you can—within walking distance of the historic area. At first glance it’s super cute, right?

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That is… until I looked closely at the colonial art hanging on the walls…

creepy cow

creepy baby

creepy bear

Yikes! Creepy animals and babies everywhere!

Yikes! Creepy animals and babies everywhere!

I was in town for a conference and it was held at the Williamsburg Inn. Lovely, no?

Williamsburg Inn

The first day of the conference, none of us needed coats. What an amazing break from the cold, Ohio winter. (It did catch up with me, though…)

Even the lunches are better at Colonial Williamsburg!

Even the lunches are better at Colonial Williamsburg!

One night, we all went to eat at the Kings Arms Tavern for the “full Colonial Williamsburg experience.” What I did not know, was that this experience would involve the forcible wearing of bibs.

Before I knew it, that tavern lady was behind me tying the tablecloth to my neck!

Before I knew it, that tavern lady was behind me tying a tablecloth to my neck!

There was a lot of fun to be had just in the conference room…

In an era before photography, you'd think Mr. Cuthbert's portraitist would have been a bit more forgiving. Ah, perhaps that was extra.

In an era before photography, you’d think Mr. Cuthbert’s portraitist would have been a bit more forgiving. Ah, perhaps that cost extra.

Governor Patrick Henry himself took the time to visit us, and speak with us a little about character.

Governor Patrick Henry himself took the time to visit us, and speak with us a little about character.

Presidents Washington and Jefferson also were kind enough to grace us with their presence. They both gave us their ideas on character and virtue as well. Three brilliant men, but none of them quite agreed.

Presidents Washington and Jefferson also were kind enough to grace us with their presence. They both gave us their ideas on character and virtue as well. Three brilliant men, but none of them quite agreed.

I’m a die-hard Colonial Williamsburg Fan. And every time I see photos of the lovely city covered in snow, I wish I were there. Saturday, I got my wish. The day started in rain but when the temperature dropped, down fell the largest, loveliest snowflakes I have ever seen!

colonial snowflakes

We did have time to explore the historic area and visit the artisan shops. Brand new was a blacksmith & armory!

The Blacksmith told me all about the government contract they'd gotten to make weapons during the war.

The Blacksmith told me all about the government contract they’d gotten to make weapons during the war.

Tin Smith Coming Soon! Can't wait!

Tinsmith Coming Soon! Can’t wait!

Cannon. Nuff Said.

Cannon. Nuff Said.

Paul Revere-made sugar bowl.

Paul Revere-made sugar bowl.

This was a gem of a find: a four-barreled Flintlock Pistol.

This was a gem of a find: a four-barreled Flintlock Pistol.

My favorite place to eat when I'm in town is the Cheese Shop in the marketplace. Sandwich & CW Magazine = perfection.

My favorite place to eat when I’m in town is The Cheese Shop in the marketplace. Sandwich & CW Magazine = perfection.

Back in the lobby of my hotel, I stumbled across proof that Bea and George Washington knew each other!

colonial folk artI couldn’t resist using the new panorama feature on my phone to capture Duke of Gloucester Street. This photo is facing the Capitol Building.

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Click to see Larger!

Well, it isn’t a trip to CW without taking a photo with TJ!

Till Next Time!

Till Next Time!